The Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA) represents the interests of its African and International members to government, airport operators and other stakeholders in the airline industry with the aim of facilitating and further developing a safe, efficient and viable aviation industry in South Africa. BARSA provides a single concerted voice on policy and other matters in relation to government and other stakeholders in transport, business and tourism. Within this structure, and as members of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), BARSA remains at the helm; offering a voice to African and International airlines operating to and from the Republic of South Africa.
BARSA is committed to the development of a viable and sustainable aviation industry in South Africa, and is a strategic partner in achieving the country’s 2030 vision for the air transport sector, as articulated in the National Development Plan. In this regard, BARSA participates in and makes deliberate and well considered representations at all levels including but not limited to; Government Departments, Business Forums and Public Organisations as well as within the broad travel and tourism value chain. BARSA not only represents members in matters affecting common interests, but contributes in the public discourse for sustainable industry development.